Entries for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Afraid to Start a Business?

My work involves meeting all kinds of people who are at various stages of their business career.  Many conversations lately have seemed to be more coaching than consultation based.  I’m seeing a lot of fear in Michigan.  The worst part of fear is that 98% of it is just simply not real.  It is a […]

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#1 Worst Small City for Jobs…Jackson, Mi.

So I turn on the local news station tonight, and the first this I hear is something like this…”Jackson, MI makes it to #1 on Forbes list…but it is not for something they want to be recognized for.” Jackson, MI is the hometown that I LOVE!  It was a hit to hear that Forbes.com has […]

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The Secret of Success

I’ve was privedged to have spent the last week with some of the most successful people to have graduated from Spring Arbor University.  I traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for an extended weekend of vision casting for the University in co-operation with a handful of the schools most generous and supportive benefactors.  I engaged in very meaningful conversation with […]

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Tips for getting a job!

I’m getting a call or e-mail almost every day about a friend or family member who is losing a job, can’t find a job, took a pay cut, is worried about her job, etc.  Another amazingly funny thing that I’m hearing is…”We elected Barack…why don’t I have a job yet?”  Well here is the deal, […]

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The 7 Habits of Marginally Successful People

These are actually the 7 habits of a marginally successful entrepreneur…me.  And as a disclaimer, I have not read the book of a similar title, though I hope to some day.  But as of right now, I am darn proud of the marginal financial successes that I have enjoyed in my 6 or so years of […]

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Investing in a Dream

My buddy Blake at YoungDough.com just posted a great bit about investing in yourself first and foremost.  I’ve got to say, for a young guy, Blake is smart and right on target.  I’m privileged in my career to meet some highly successful people.  The common theme of these seemingly ordinary people is their unyielding commitment to […]

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Random Facts about Jack Bauer

Some people see the glass as half full. Others see it as half empty. Jack Bauer see the glass as a deadly weapon. When a convicted terrorist was sentenced to face Jack Bauer, he appealed to have the sentence reduced to death. There are two hands that can beat a royal flush. Jack Bauer’s right […]

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Never Give Up

I was fortunate enough to have lunch last week with a friend and mentor who had just returned from a trip oversees. He shared with me some powerful insights into leading, surviving, and thriving through difficult times. Winston Churchill led Great Britain through what could easily be viewed as their most difficult hour in recorded […]

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